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the only way that i found that works is to use a drill and bit to drill the head off the screw and then you have to take a pair of small pliers like needle nose or needle nose vise-grips to very carefully remove the rest of the screw and you might have to cut away a little of the plastic tower that it is in so that you can grip the remains of the screw and turn it out because i had to on my first gen 3Ds and my DSlite and i found the best place to get replacement screws is from other broken electronics that cannot be fixed like old cameras that have been dropped and wont take a good picture anymore. you just have to match up the screws so that are very similar diameters for the threads and the heads and make sure the thread pitch/coarseness/space between the threads is very close so that you don’t strip out the plastic and it you have to cutaway some of the plastic you may have to make shims/spacers and glue them in place depending on how much you cutaway and where it is at to keep the integrity so you don’t stress fracture any part of the system or crack the housings or boards
the only way that i found that works is to use a drill and bit to drill the head off the screw and then you have to take a pair of small pliers like needle nose or needle nose vise-grips to very carefully remove the rest of the screw and you might have to cut away a little of the plastic tower that it is in so that you can grip the remains of the screw and turn it out because i had to on my first gen 3Ds and my DSlite and i found the best place to get replacement screws is from other broken electronics that cannot be fixed like old cameras that have been dropped and wont take a good picture anymore. you just have to match up the screws so that are very similar diameters for the threads and the heads and make sure the thread pitch/coarseness/space between the threads is very close so that you don’t strip out the plastic and it you have to cutaway some of the plastic you may have to make shims/spacers and glue them in place depending on how much you cutaway and where it is at to keep the integrity so you don’t stress fracture any part of the system or crack the housings or boards

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the only way that works is to use a drill and bit to drill the head off the screw and then you have to take a pair of small pliers like needle nose or needle nose vise-grips to very carefully remove the rest of the screw and you might have to cut away a little of the plastic tower that it is in so that you can grip the remains of the screw and turn it out because i had to on my first gen 3Ds and my DSlite and i found the best place to get replacement screws is from other broken electronics that cannot be fixed like old cameras that have been dropped and wont take a good picture anymore. you just have to match up the screws so that are very similar diameters for the threads and the heads and make sure the thread pitch/coarseness/space between the threads is very close so that you don’t strip out the plastic and it you have to cutaway some of the plastic you may have to make shims/spacers and glue them in place depending on how much you cutaway and where it is at to keep the integrity so you don’t stress fracture any part of the system or crack the housings or boards
the only way that works is to use a drill and bit to drill the head off the screw and then you have to take a pair of small pliers like needle nose or needle nose vise-grips to very carefully remove the rest of the screw and you might have to cut away a little of the plastic tower that it is in so that you can grip the remains of the screw and turn it out because i had to on my first gen 3Ds and my DSlite and i found the best place to get replacement screws is from other broken electronics that cannot be fixed like old cameras that have been dropped and wont take a good picture anymore. you just have to match up the screws so that are very similar diameters for the threads and the heads and make sure the thread pitch/coarseness/space between the threads is very close so that you don’t strip out the plastic and it you have to cutaway some of the plastic you may have to make shims/spacers and glue them in place depending on how much you cutaway and where it is at to keep the integrity so you don’t stress fracture any part of the system or crack the housings or boards

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the only way that works is to use a drill and bit to drill the head off the screw and then you have to take a pair of small pliers like needle nose or needle nose vise-grips to very carefully remove the rest of the screw and you might have to cut away a little of the plastic tower that it is in so that you can grip the remains of the screw and turn it out  because i had to on my first gen 3Ds and my DSlite and i found the best place to get replacement screws is from other broken electronics that cannot be fixed like old cameras that have been dropped and wont take a good picture anymore. you  just have to match up the screws so that are very similar diameters for the threads and the heads and make sure the thread pitch/coarseness/space between the threads is very close so that you don’t strip out the plastic

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